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Red Sox | Brian Johnson loses in debut

Tue, 21 Jul 2015 22:38:34 -0700

Boston Red Sox SP Brian Johnson allowed four runs with three hits and four walks over 4 1/3 innings in a loss Tuesday, July 21, against the Houston Astros in his major league debut.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson's stat line actually looks a little worse than he has pitched. He is a solid FantasyScore option going forward if he gets another chance and his salary remains low.

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Red Sox | Brian Johnson to start Tuesday

Fri, 17 Jul 2015 17:09:04 -0700

Updating a previous report, Boston Red Sox SP Brian Johnson will start against the Houston Astros Tuesday, July 21. The team has not yet announced a starter for the game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Monday, July 20, although SP Steven Wright could be promoted from Class AAA Pawtucket to pitch on normal rest.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson is one of the organization's top pitching prospects and he will be a high-risk, high-reward option in FantasyScore next week. Owners in AL-only and dynasty leagues should add him, while owners in universal leagues should also keep tabs on him. Wright has a 3.94 ERA in 21 career major league games, six of which were starts.

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Red Sox | Brian Johnson to start next week

Thu, 16 Jul 2015 18:25:13 -0700

Boston Red Sox SP Brian Johnson will start either Monday, July 20, against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim or Tuesday, July 21, against the Houston Astros, according to manager John Farrell.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson is a highly-ranked prospect, and he makes an intriguing high-risk, high-reward play at FantasyScore when he debuts. His numbers in the minors suggest he should deliver solid strikeout totals, making an Astros team that has struck out a league-high 838 times an enticing matchup if he debuts Tuesday.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Boston Globe - Peter Abraham

Red Sox | Brian Johnson finally up in bigs

Mon, 13 Jul 2015 11:13:29 -0700

Boston Red Sox SP Brian Johnson, who had a 2.73 ERA with 81 strikeouts in 85 2/3 innings for Class AAA Pawtucket this year, was finally called up to the majors Saturday, July 11. However, manager John Farrell has been non-committal about Johnson's role with the team. He was available out of the bullpen Saturday. Farrell won't make a decision about the rotation for the second half until Friday, July 17.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson, Boston's sixth-ranked prospect this year, has swing-and-miss stuff that should translate well to the next level. Adding him now in dynasty and AL-only leagues is advised, and deep mixed owners may want to take a stab at him if he earns a rotation spot until Clay Buchholz (elbow) returns.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Boston Herald - Jason Mastrodonato

Red Sox | Clay Buchholz to DL

Sat, 11 Jul 2015 13:53:11 -0700

Boston Red Sox SP Clay Buchholz (elbow) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Saturday, July 11, due to elbow tightness. In a corresponding move, SP Brian Johnson was called up from Class AAA Pawtucket.

Fantasy Tip: No ligament damage was found so Buchholz ($7,300, 14.6% of cap) may have dodged a bullet. He won't throw for one week, so Buchholz may be out past the DL time and could be sidelined for a while. It's best to disable Buchholz for now. Johnson doesn't have enough of a background to establish FantasyScore value so see how he does first.

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Red Sox | Brian Johnson waiting his turn

Thu, 25 Jun 2015 11:54:04 -0700

Boston Red Sox SP Brian Johnson is on the team's radar for a starting rotation spot, according to manager John Farrell. "He's been throwing the ball well all year," Farrell said of Johnson. "If we were going to make a move coming out of Joe's start, it was going to be Justin first and then we'll see where we go from there. Brian's been doing a heck of a job. He's been consistent at Pawtucket. When that opportunity presents itself remains to be seen, but with each passing start he's getting closer."

Fantasy Tip: Johnson is 8-4 with a 2.57 ERA and 76 strikeouts in 80 2/3 innings over 14 starts for Class AAA Pawtucket this year. He's the next option for the Red Sox if Justin Masterson fails in his second attempt at a rotation spot. Masterson is likely to have a short leash, too, so if you're in need of rotation help in deep mixed and AL-only leagues, Johnson is worth a flier as a stash candidate.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPNBoston.com - Gordon Edes

Red Sox | Eduardo Rodriguez coming up

Wed, 27 May 2015 10:43:53 -0700

Boston Red Sox SP Eduardo Rodriguez will be called up from Class AAA Pawtucket to start against the Texas Rangers Thursday, May 28. He was 4-3 with a 2.98 ERA in eight starts in the minors and struck out 44 in 48 1/3 innings. Manager John Farrell said the team will go with a six-man rotation for a turn, with the plan to return Rodriguez to the minors. The other starters will all be pushed back a day. Farrell acknowledged that it may be hard to send Rodriguez back down if he pitches well tomorrow. SP Joe Kelly has struggled this year, has minor league options left and could pitch out of the bullpen if necessary. The Red Sox are also looking for an opportunity to call up SP Brian Johnson, who is 5-3 with a 2.92 ERA in nine starts for Pawtucket.

Fantasy Tip: Rodriguez should be picked up in all AL-only leagues, and he even warrants consideration in deep mixed formats if he stays in the rotation. However, starting him at FantasyScore tomorrow for a cheap price seems too risky. Joe Kelly ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) will probably need to turn in a fine performance in his next start to avoid being bumped from the rotation.

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Red Sox | Brian Johnson hit by line drive in Futures Game

Sun, 19 Aug 2012 10:32:30 -0700

Boston Red Sox minor league P Brian Johnson (face) was hit in the face by a line drive while pitching in the Futures Game at Fenway Park Saturday, Aug. 18. According to team spokeswoman Pam Ganley, Johnson sustained multiple orbital bone fractures on the left side of his face. He was taken to a hospital, where he is resting comfortably. There appear to be no signs of a concussion.

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Red Sox | Agree to terms with top pick

Thu, 21 Jun 2012 06:13:35 -0700

The Boston Red Sox have agreed to terms with first-round pick P Brian Johnson on a deal that includes a $1.575 million.

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Red Sox | Brian Johnson added with 31st overall selection

Mon, 04 Jun 2012 19:16:37 -0700

The Boston Red Sox selected University of Florida P Brian Johnson with the 31st pick overall in the 2012 MLB Draft.

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